a decayed corpse of a goat like animal sits exposed as glacier ice melts around it

500-year-old 'goatelope' mummy found in melting European glacier

The small chamois, a kind of goat-antelope, may herald more spectacular finds to come this summer—another Ötzi the Iceman?—as glaciers in the Alps melt at a record-breaking pace.

The mummified chamois, a young female, lies exposed on the Gepatschferner, Austria's second largest glacier, near the Italian border and the summit of the Weißseespitze. The chamois is estimated to be about 500 years old.

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